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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

We've Got Pictures of the Silver Lake Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Project

We've already given you most of the details and offered many ways of giving thanks for donors, cooks, workers, delivery persons and coordinators. 84 meals were prepared and delivered and an additional 20 meal vouchers given out for large families. Hopefully sometime during the day on Tuesday we will get the behind-the-scenes photos of just a few of the meal preparations and those involved published right here on your SLDNewsletter! Watch for them.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Norway's Aurora borealis Light Show


The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south.

Auroral displays appear in many colors although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported. The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.

Thanksgiving outlook: Will
rain or snow hamper holiday plans?

Some people across the United States are planning on holding Thanksgiving outside this year, in order to social distance. The weather, however, may make that harder depending on where you live.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, traditional holiday celebrations and family gatherings will look a bit different this year nationwide. One aspect of the holiday will remain unaffected however, and that is what Mother Nature will decide to throw at us.

Some Americans may celebrate Thanksgiving in new ways, holding gatherings, meals and activities outdoors to maximize social distancing. This can also lead to an increased exposure to what can often be less-than-ideal November weather. However, for millions of Americans across the center of the nation, the weather should cooperate for families looking to spend some time outdoors.

The CDC said virtual holiday gatherings with family members outside of the household are a safe option to avoid spreading the coronavirus. (Nattakorn Maneerat / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Did you see 'Out of the Office' by Shake on the Lake this Weekend?

Did you get to see the special film on puppetry titled "Out of the Office"? The Silver Lake Daily Newsletter is looking for anyone who saw this event this weekend to write a brief review about it for the SLDNewsletter. Not looking for professional -- looking for sincerity and feeling. Students are welcome to participate.

S/Lake Shut-Ins, Unemployed, Needy Receive Holiday Greeting with Meal

Today Silver Lake volunteers delivered an early Thanksgiving Feast for every member of families that were designated in a category deserving of neighborly love for the Thanksgiving holiday. The meal, which came delivered in a cloth bag and included pie for dessert, also contained this sincere note:

"We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy, happy holiday season! From: Wyoming County Community Action, Silver Lake Institute residents, and Asbury Retreat Center." And of course good wishes from those who made individual contributions toward the project.

Next Sunday is First Sunday in Advent, the 6 week spiritual prep for Christmas

This morning my opening music (Prelude) at the Worship Service held at Perry First UMC, was a medley on our love and appreciation for Jesus Christ. If you would like to hear it and try to identify the three hymns which I arranged into the medley, they are at the very beginning of this video. I play again at the end of the Service (Closing Song and Postlude). Click HERE.

The Society of St. Andrew organizes gleaners and distributors of unused food that would otherwise be plowed under, or thrown out and gets it to the feeding agencies. They publish an Advent daily devotional booklet which is now available at no cost. It is written by ordinary people using ordinary language which you may find very inspirational in preparation for your Christmas following Jesus' command to "feed the hungry." Daily Devotional also available by email or download.

The Society of St. Andrew, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, grassroots, interfaith ministry, has been working toward a world without hunger since 1979. For more information and/or to make a gift, click EndHunger.org or call 800-333-4597. Their mailing address is 3383 Sweet Hollow Road, Big Island, Virginia 24526.

This year on pace to rank in the top three warmest on record globally

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Corona Virus Warnings Only Partially Observed; Airports Busy with Travelers

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Weather Advisory Until 3 pm Sunday

UPDATE: Tiny snow flakes filled the morning air and were actually able to  accumulate another dusting of snow around the Lake this morning. Temperature hovered right around 32 degrees.
* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected, including freezing rain.
Total snow accumulations of an inch or less and ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch.
* WHERE...Wyoming, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties.
* WHEN...From 7 AM this morning to 3 PM EST this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery conditions on untreated paved surfaces.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Weather: Saturday Night, Sunday

Potent pre-Thanksgiving storm
may trigger slew of hazards for some

 By Jake Sojda, AccuWeather meteorologist

As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and feast safely amid growing coronavirus concerns, a tumultuous weather pattern could add to the worries for some Americans in the days leading up to the holiday. A multi-faceted storm could deliver everything from a taste of winter to the Plains and Great Lakes to a feeling of deja vu to springtime with drenching rain, gusty winds and perhaps even a threat for tornadoes in the Southeast.

LATEST FROM 'LOVE OF FLOUR'Trying out a new fall flavor based off of Thanksgiving favorites! Any guesses? Click HERE to be taken to the video version of these cupcakes and to offer a guess. 

FROM THE BBC -- Oxford coronavirus vaccine shows "encouraging" immune response from people in their 60s and 70s in trial results, raising hopes it can protect those most at risk of illness from virus.

Friday, November 20, 2020

NYS Coronavirus Update:
Record High Testing

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Silver Lake Thanksgiving Meals for Shut-Ins and Needy to be Delivered

Thanksgiving meals for shut-ins and needy of the Silver Lake Community will be delivered to the HOMES of those who are being offered a Thanksgiving meal. The announcement is being made because the original publicity which was published and otherwise circulated had advertised that the meals needed to be picked up at Asbury's Koinonia Parking Lot. This is no longer true.

SLI residents began to volunteer to make the deliveries to the homes of those who had been named to receive a Thanksgiving meal and before long there was enough volunteers to make it a very reasonable project that these neighborly folks wanted to provide. The deliveries will be made this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. 

The original goal was for 20 families to receive meals, but once again, donations made it possible to offer 30 families Thanksgiving meals. A large number of donations were received from out of state Silver Lake summer residents. When all the family members are counted, we will be preparing 84 meals, all made possible by Silver Lakers. 

Many thanks to all who worked and participated in this worthy goal.

To all who organized, cooked, roasted, baked, gathered names, addresses, phone numbers, and delivered meals. Everyone worked so well to bring this neighborly action to fruition.

What does emergency use
for a COVID-19 vaccine mean

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Alert from CDC:
Don't Travel for Thanksgiving

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News Briefs

56° and Sunny at 9:00 am Friday; and What about Thanksgiving Services?

The high for Friday will be 63°, Breezy and mild with times of clouds and sun; tonight's low will be 42° with the probability of Thunderstorms. Even though it feels cooler, the furnace has hardly been running. Please note that this is "Black Friday" so there may be commercial places that are busy today, although we certainly hope it will not provoke a super-spreader. Let's not create a Thanksgiving that will be regretted for a lifetime.

PAMA's Annual Community Thanksgiving Service is cancelled because of the corona virus. However, individual churches may choose to present a recorded service that will not cause people to "come out" another time but will help keep folks safely "in" while still giving thanks for our blessings. First U.M. Church in Perry (35 Covington St., diagonally opposite the bowling alley) is one of those churches presenting a recorded service Monday night at 7:00 p.m. The link will be carried here at approximately 8:30 pm Monday.

The Thanksgiving gathering for the Silver Lake Institute will NOT take place this year due to the dangers of the corona virus.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Perry Voted 'Best in Western New York'!

 By Michael Bellamy

For the first time ever, the Village of Perry breaks into the top 10 on the list of “Best Places to Live in Western New York” and achieves the highest position among all Wyoming county villages!
There is certainly room for improvement, but during the past decade it feels to me like Perry is moving in the right direction in terms of job creation, downtown improvements, natural resources, sustainable tourism (helps to have Silver Lake and Letchworth State Park in the back yard!), housing stock, schooling and safety.
The ranking was broken down by population and the Village of Perry did very well among the 2500 to 9999 sized hubs.
What do you think of the rankings?
What improvements would you like to see around the Village?
If you aren't happy with something, are you willing to get involved and fix it?
You can buy the full report and full list of all 1000 locations ranked at https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/ but here are some highlights on the publication, the ranking and the criteria:

AIM -- Business First set out to find the towns, cities and villages that offer the best quality of life across Western New York.
CRITERIA -- The study's highest scores went to well-rounded communities with robust employment bases and income levels, strong records of growth and residential stability, impressive housing stocks and transportation systems, excellent schools, established traditions of racial and gender diversity and equity, and positive environments for children and senior citizens.

Contemplating the Degrees
of Winter Darkness, and the Holidays

Although this is a photo of a post-sunset, it is significant that it is occurring after 5 pm in the afternoon and we are more than a full month away from the shortest day of the year. The Lake reflects the limited light of the afternoon sky. There actually is quite a bit of light present here around the Lake. On the other hand, if you live up farther on the hill (east of Perry Ave.) or further up the basin area, one can look out their window and see darkness already. Thanksgiving is one week away--it's later than you may think for the holiday season!

TODAY'S EARLY COVERAGE will be light. I will be helping my pastor record a Thanksgiving Service since most prefer not to come out for another time of possible exposure. I will be providing some piano music as Joanne Brocklehurst is still recovering and rehabbing from her second knee surgery this fall. She is doing very well and progressing equally well. More reason to give thanks! (Her email is jbsl14549@rochester.rr.com).

Weather Update; Life Re-Evaluation

From "Mostly Sunny and Windy" last night to "Windy with Some Sun" this morning, the same forecasters will always claim they called it correctly. It was just us, he readers and hearers of the forecast that failed to listen to the updates and new forecasts. Why the fuss? I was looking forward to "mostly sunny" and now have to settle for mostly cloudy ("Some Sun"). Oh well, it could be worse ... we could be in a pandemic or something ... oh that's right--we are! My pen-pal in the Philippines has it worse. They have clouds, pandemic, poverty, AND considerable damage from the typhoon.

Thanksgiving is one week from today and we must remember to be thankful for the blessings we HAVE and not dwell on what we don't have. The old hymn encourages us to "count our many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done." Yes, you heard that right, I'm preaching to myself and thankful for some of those old hymns! "Come, ye thankful people come ... raise the song of harvest home."

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Weather: Current, and Tomorrow

  • Tne temperature at 10:15 pm Wednesday is 25 (North); and 26 (South). 
  • The lows tonight are forecast as 25 (North); and 21 (South). 
  • The highs for Thursday are 58 (North Shores); and 52 (South Shore). 
  • The general forecast is "Mostly Sunny and Windy" (North); and "Windy" (South).

Turkey, Dressing Day at Asbury begins at 4 pm, Runs through 6 pm Today

Thank You, Asbury, for Your Great Work

Thank You, Asbury Patrons for your Generous Support